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What colors do I need to paint along with Bob?

I get asked this question frequently so I thought I would provide some insight today.

Bob did 403 episodes of the “Joy of Painting”™️. Over those episodes he used a small set of thick, specially formulated, oils for his wet-on-wet method.

There are 14 colors in the Landscape line of paints today. Here is a table listing the colors ranked by the frequency of use across those 403 episodes

COLOR # of paintings used

Titanium White 400

Alizarin Crimson 380

Van Dyke Brown. 371

Cadmium Yellow 346

Yellow Ochre 327

Phthalo Blue 323

Bright Red 321